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23andMe, Grünenthal Partner on Pain Genetics

A personal genetics company in Silicon Valley is collaborating with a German pharmaceutical company to better understand the relationship between genetics and pain. . . . → Read More: 23andMe, Grünenthal Partner on Pain Genetics

Stem Cell Parkinson’s Model Devised for Drug Screening

A team from University at Buffalo created brain cells from adult stem cells that in lab tests display the same nerve misfirings seen in people with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Parkinson’s Model Devised for Drug Screening

Paper-Metal Antimicrobial Layers Designed

A lab at Rutgers University devised a method for sending an electric current through inexpensive paper and metal layered surfaces, which in lab tests kills harmful microbes. . . . → Read More: Paper-Metal Antimicrobial Layers Designed

NSF Supports Chip Enabling Low-Power Electronics

An engineering lab at University of Texas in San Antonio received a grant to assess the commercial potential for a chip that lets electronic devices work with much less power. . . . → Read More: NSF Supports Chip Enabling Low-Power Electronics

Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

A system designed by researchers in China and Switzerland and controlled by a smartphone app was shown in lab mice to produce insulin on demand from engineered pancreas cells. . . . → Read More: Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

FDA Warns Cancer Fraud Product Providers

The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to 14 companies in the U.S. that the agency says are selling products fraudulently claiming to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer. . . . → Read More: FDA Warns Cancer Fraud Product Providers

Neural Technology Research Centers Launched

Research centers for accelerating new technologies that tackle nervous system disorders are opening at two universities in the U.S., with industry partners. . . . → Read More: Neural Technology Research Centers Launched

Crispr-Based Diagnostics System Designed

A bioengineering team from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed simple, inexpensive diagnostics tools to detect infectious diseases, based on Crispr, an emerging genome-editing technology. . . . → Read More: Crispr-Based Diagnostics System Designed

FDA, Emulate to Test Organs-on-Chips for Drug Toxins

A joint venture between Food and Drug Administration and a developer of chip devices simulating human organs, is evaluating the chips as a way to test new drugs for toxic effects. . . . → Read More: FDA, Emulate to Test Organs-on-Chips for Drug Toxins

Phones, Algorithms Boost Adherence to Stroke Meds

Results from a clinical trial show a smartphone-based remote monitoring program helps stroke patients stay on their blood clot medications and improve their health. . . . → Read More: Phones, Algorithms Boost Adherence to Stroke Meds